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Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Octadentate HOPO

Caption: This octadentate HOPO is a sequestering agent that can encapsulate actinides, such as this plutonium atom (gold), into tightly bound cage-like complexes for excretion out of the body.

Credit: (image by Zosia Rostomian, Berkeley Lab)

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